A growing museum and statewide educational resource, we are located in the heart of Portland’s downtown cultural district. Founded in 1822, the Maine Historical Society is the third oldest state historical society in the United States.
Our one–acre campus, which is open year round, is situated in downtown Portland, across from Monument Square. The Maine Historical Society strives to serve the entire state through its education and outreach programs and through the digital museum, Maine Memory Network.
MHS is comprised of the Wadsworth–Longfellow House, the childhood home of poet Henry Wadsworth-Longfellow, Longfellow Garden, the Maine Historical Society Museum who’s original and provocative exhibitions feature art, artifacts and documents that vividly bring Maine history to life, the online digital archive of Maine Memory Network, and the Brown Research Library, the state’s most comprehensive resource for the study of Maine and New England history.
*NARM privileges may be restricted for concerts/lectures/special exhibitions and ticketed events.
Photo: Wadsworth-Longfellow House.